8082- Module 5 Assignment 2:
As an early childhood professional, it is critical to participate in ongoing professional development and research. Research is continuously challenging professionals to consider how best to create meaningful learning experiences and supportive environments.
Reflecting on your professional practice is integral to promoting children’s healthy development and learning. While this course has covered several aspects of promoting meaningful learning experiences in supportive environments, it is now your turn to explore this topic.
For this Assignment, you will research a topic that resonates with you in order to expand your knowledge in promoting meaningful learning experiences in supportive environments.
Select a topic already discussed in this course or another concept you are interested in that relates to promoting meaningful learning experiences in supportive environments. Research this topic and identify at least 10 scholarly resources that broaden and/or deepen your understanding.
Submit an Annotated Bibliography that includes at least 10 scholarly resources, along with a rationale that explains why you selected the topic, and how the information you have learned will promote meaningful learning experiences and supportive environments for young children and their families.
You will find guidelines for completing your Annotated Bibliography on this week’s Learning Resources page.
Basics of Annotated Bibliographies
An annotated bibliography is a combination of the words “annotation” and “bibliography.” An annotation is a set of notes, comments, or critiques. A bibliography is list of references that helps a reader identify sources of information. An annotated bibliography is a list of references that not only identifies the sources of information but also includes information such as a summary, a critique or analysis, and an application of those sources’ information.
Review our resources on the following pages for more information about each component of an annotated bibliography. As always, read the instructions and any examples in your assignment carefully; some of what follows might not be required in your particular course.
Components of an Annotated Entry
Download the following sample to see the components of an annotated bibliography. Follow the links to more information on formatting, summary, critique/analysis, application, and example in the left sidebar menu. Note that citations are not necessary in the annotations since the notes are understood to be about the listed source.
Check attachment to see sample Annotated Bibliography